Saint Leo, Fla. (March 18, 2008) – The Saint Leo softball team (17-6) swept the University of West Georgia Wolves (15-12) in a twin bill at University Field Tuesday afternoon. The Lions won the first game by the score of 3-0. In game two, Saint Leo would finish off the sweep with an impressive 7-0 victory highlighted by the long ball.
In the doubleheader, Ashley Urbanik (Jr., Riverview, Fla.) went a combined 2-for-4 with a grand slam and four RBI. Urbanik (12-3) also picked up her twelfth win on the season in the first game. Tatiana Casis (Jr., Port St. Lucie, Fla.) went 3-for-7 with a home run and picking up RBI 17 and 18 on the season to lead the team. Ally Maddox (Jr., Brandon, Fla.) was also 2-for-7 with three RBI including her fourth home run. The Lions played error free ball in both contests.
In game one, Saint Leo jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, as Casis crushed her team leading seventh home run of the season driving in Elysha Agen (Fr., Palm Harbor, Fla.). Urbanik took charge the rest of the game, as she went 7.0 innings, scattering three hits, and striking out 11.
The Lions added one more insurance run in the sixth when Agen drove home Kasey Postupack (Fr., Seminole, Fla.) with a two-out single to left field.
In the second game, the Lions used the home run to score all of their runs. Agen led the game off with a walk and Amanda Patrick (Fr., Tampa, Fla.) followed with a bunt single down left field line. After Casis reached on a Wolves’ fielding error, Urbanik stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and no outs and pulled a Wolves offering down the left field line and over the fence for her first grand slam of the season and second home run of the 2008 campaign. The score remained 4-0 until the fourth inning. Following a Casis double and an Urbanik walk, Maddox crushed a three-run home run down the left field line to extend the Lions lead to 7-0.
The combination of Kiki VonHolt (Sr., New Port Richey, Fla.) and Ashton Whidden (Fr., Parrish, Fla.) shut the door on the Wolves. VonHolt (5-3) threw 6.0 innings, scattering seven hits, and did not walk a batter in the victory. Whidden finished West Georgia off by tossing the final inning securing the win and the shutout.
The Lions return to action on Thursday, March 20 at University Field for their conference home opener against Lynn University. The single game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.